By Chris Lehman
Hinckley, IL – This year's Senate race in Illinois has attracted a good deal of national attention. Democrat Barack Obama was praised for his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Republican Alan Keyes was recruited from Maryland after the original Republican nominee, Jack Ryan, quit the race. Keyes has wasted no time in getting some headlines of his own.
But when you go to the polls in November, you'll find two other names on your ballot: Albert Franzen and Jerry Kohn. Kohn is the Libertarian Party candidate.
Albert Franzen is on the ballot as an Independent. The retired union leader lives in Hinckley, a rural farming community in southern DeKalb County. WNIJ's Chris Lehman has this profile: